All The Projects!

I’ve been working on a lot of different things recently. I’ve been getting a lot of work done on Dragon’s Fall and the novel, and while I haven’t been cranking out Linden Hold strips at speed, I haven’t exactly been neglecting it either. Everything’s getting its turn.

I’d wanted to have a job by now, but I put in a lot of effort, nothing came up, and I need a break to preserve my sanity. The world is not going to end if I don’t get a job this year.

So the day before yesterday, when the seed of an idea planted itself in my brain, I didn’t fight it very hard. It might turn into a third webcomic, eventually. For now it’s a couple of characters and a world for them to inhabit.

Dragon’s Fall drives me crazy sometimes because of all the stuff I have to draw for it that I don’t want to. Linden Hold doesn’t always come out the way I want it to because I’m using it to work on skills I’m not very good at yet. It’s nice to have a few projects going so that I can usually find something I’m inspired to do, but this week I’ve found all my projects needed to rest.

My newest project is something designed to play to my strengths artistically. Story-wise I can’t tell you what it is yet, because it’s so unformed, but I can say that it will fill a niche that I have been missing in my writing.

I don’t want to drop any of my projects, because I love them all. Hopefully I can update all the comics I’ve started. But I can see a future in which I wrap up Elves of Linden Hold earlier than I might otherwise, so that I can work more on this new project. I don’t know, we’ll see how things go.

This is dangerous territory, I know. I feel like I have a ton of buffer on my existing comics and energy to burn working on the novel. But soon it will be summer, and I will melt. I don’t know how much work I’ll be able to maintain over this summer. It will be necessarily different from previous summers, but previous summers have not been encouraging.

Ultimately all I can say is that I find myself an artist, and if I am called to draw a certain thing that is probably what I will do, because that is what I live for. So as much as I try to avoid it, I think I will be starting a third comic soon.

Next post I’ll tell you more about the project, and maybe reveal some sketches!

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